by STEPHANIE MUNOZ
A college fair will be held Oct. 29 in the quad during lunch and will be available to all students.
“Our goal is to spread college cheer,” said Carlos Avila, coordinator of the college fair. “It starts a conversation that gets students, who otherwise may have never considered their future, to start thinking about college.”
Last year, more than 25 different schools were represented at the fair. These included universities, community colleges, technical schools, art schools and beauty schools; military representatives attended as well. Biola College, Cerritos College, Chapman University, Concordia University, Mount St. Mary’s College, Occidental College and Whittier College have confirmed that they will be attending; other schools have yet to state whether or not they will participate.
“I went to the fair last year and I liked it, because it gave me an idea of what college I would like to attend out of high school,” said Arianna Campos, junior.
The college fair will be held during collaboration schedule, when all students share the same lunch. Everyone will have the opportunity to visit the booths that will be set up.
At the booths, students will be given the opportunity to ask any questions pertaining to the school, such as admission rates, majors offered and student life.
“I have received feedback from other teachers saying that, after attending [last year], even students who have never dreamed of attending college started thinking of their school choices and even started talking about colleges in their classrooms,” said Avila.
Along with the fair, a College Door Decorating contest will be conducted in order to boost interest for the event. Students and teachers will have until Oct. 29 to decorate classroom doors with a college theme. The doors will be judged Oct. 30 and the three classes with the best decorated doors will receive prizes: first place will receive a pizza party, second place will receive an ice cream party and third place will receive doughnuts.
Questions about the event can be directed towards Avila in C-207, who is coordinating the college fair.